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Old 09-13-2020, 06:24 PM
 
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Is this a new problem or something you've experienced for a while? Which version os Android does it run? With very old phones like this, there could be a handful of reasons why it doesn't work.
the latest moto droid would be the 2010 droid razr. i recently was playing with my 2009 galaxy s-2 and i was able to connect to wifi but many websites failed to load due to unable to authenticate security certificate.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:09 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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She is obviously using the term Droid to mean Android not the actual Droid phone from 2010.
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Old 09-13-2020, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, Ohio
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Thanks - 2 droids - stylus and moto g. Both refusing connections for "security reasons" but I can't find anything in settings that would override this. Happening even with MTA - public wifi connections in Penn.
and again I ask "What is the EXACT error message you are getting"?
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Old 09-13-2020, 10:24 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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She is obviously using the term Droid to mean Android not the actual Droid phone from 2010.
Thank you for restating what I mentioned in post #5. I had thought the same thing.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:37 PM
 
Location: McAllen, TX
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Droid wont' let me connect to public wifi - message - not secure - etc. and there doesn't seem to be any setting to overide this. Anybody know how to counteract this? Really wish I bought an Iphone.
Without knowing your Android version or menu layout, it should be something like this.

From your phone settings

Tap Network & internet And then Wi-Fi And then Wi-Fi preferences.

Turn on 'Connect to open networks'

From this page.
https://support.google.com/fi/answer/6327199?hl=en

For more specific instructions you need to provide, model of phone (I see you did that), provider, and android version.
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:19 PM
 
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moto stylus but I cant recall exactly a message. It just wont connect to mta, nyc, starbucks or anything else and often gets low connectivity with my home wifi akthiugh all my other devices connect fine.
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Old 12-05-2020, 05:33 PM
 
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moto stylus but I cant recall exactly a message. It just wont connect to mta, nyc, starbucks or anything else and often gets low connectivity with my home wifi akthiugh all my other devices connect fine.
To avoid confusion like what happened earlier in this thread.... The Moto Stylus is not a Droid phone. Droids are a specific line of phones released on Verizon Wireless. There hasn't been a Droid phone for quite some time.
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Old 12-05-2020, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Ocala, FL
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OP, how long have you owned this phone that you are having difficulty with ? Do you know what version of the Android operating system that you are using ?
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Old 12-05-2020, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Seattle
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Those weren't the Droids they were looking for.
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Old 12-06-2020, 05:54 AM
 
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Default Same Problem...

I've had this happen several times on both Moto G's and Samsung tablets.

It's a problem with the SSL/TSL protocol "handshake". Could be caused by the configuration of your phone, or worse, the SSL/TSL certificate for your Android version has expired (on an older phone). Quite a few went that way last May when a new version of the protocol was released. You can Google all this for more info.

A couple things you can try;

Make sure the time and date on your phone is exactly right.
Alternately, if it's an older version, try putting in a date from last year to see if it's an expired certificate. That's what I have to do to make my old Samsung tablet connect to public wifi. Since the certificate expired in May, I just change the date to April and uncheck auto update for the time. It's weird, but if the tablet doesn't report that it's expired, then it works.

Clear out all your cached browsing data

Last resort, reset phone to original factory settings. I'd back it up first.

Hopefully one of these will work for you, but Google the issue to get a better understanding of it. I'm not a techie so can't explain it well, but I have had the exact same problem, this was the issue, and these steps solved it.

Good luck!
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